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A chance to build relationships and take the next step in engaging with the Asian arts market.

Performing Asia builds on the successful delivery of the Asian Producers’ Platform (APP), the Producers’ Meeting and Network Forum (Hong Kong), TPAM (Tokyo) and ADAM (Taipei).

In a program of forums, workshops, panels, guest speakers and networking events facilitated by industry leaders River Lin (Taiwan), Kee Hong Low (Hong Kong) and Rama Thaharani (Indonesia), market ready artists, producers and presenters explore sustainable, long-term artistic relationships and practices developed within the Asia Pacific region. 

Aligning Performing Asia with APAM 2018 enables participants to connect as peers and to work within and navigate the market together. The ripple effect of the conversations generated by the Performing Asia program will be felt throughout APAM.

Places in this program are strictly limited. To be accepted delegates were required to submit an Expression of Interest in December.

For further information regarding the Performing Asia please contact Delegate Producer Charis Holt | [email protected].

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River Lin

Paris-based Taiwanese artist and curator River Lin works across the fields of performing and visual arts. 

His artistic practice, based on cultural studies, includes participatory projects and various forms of live performance, and his work has been presented at festivals and exhibitions internationally. His curatorial project has been presented by Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan National Theatre and Guling Street Avant-guard Theatre among others. 

River initiated and curated both the Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance (ADAM) for Taipei Performing Arts Center in 2017 and the International Curatorial Research Project for Taiwan National Cultural and Arts Foundation since. 

Kee Hong Low

Kee Hong Low is currently Head of Artistic Development (Theatre) at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong SAR China.

He was the Artistic Director and General Manager of the Singapore Arts Festival from 2009–12, a time when it embarked on a new phase of development, including turning this international arts platform into a Creation and People’s Festival and a year-long participation program, com.mune to sustain the Festival’s engagement with the public beyond individual shows staged during the Festival period.

Formerly, Kee Hong was the General Manager of the Singapore Biennale, developing it from its inception in 2006 to the largest international contemporary visual arts platform in Singapore.

Rama Thaharani

Rama Thaharani is an independent contemporary arts producer, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, who works with artists across disciplines to create new work. Specialising in international collaboration and exchange, she works with programmers to create avenues for Indonesian artists in the global scene and for international artists in the Indonesian scene.

Rama established Seni Sini Sana, a collective of producers and arts managers in performing arts that focuses on cross-cultural innovation, with an understanding that cultural differences are inevitable but should not limit access to the arts. Formerly, she worked in Komunitas Salihara, a contemporary and multidisciplinary arts centre in Jakarta. She joined the founding team to establish the centre in 2007 and then held the position of Resources and Development Manager for six years.